Welcome to the3 Books To Knowseries, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is:Industrial Revolution: The Condition of the Working Class in England - Frederick Engels Hard Times - Charles Dickens Mary Barton - Elizabeth Gaskell The Industrial Revolution was a period of major industrialization that took place during the late 1700s and early 1800s. It began in Great Britain and spread throughout the world. This time period saw the mechanization of agriculture and textile manufacturing and a revolution in power, including steam ships and railroads, that effected social, cultural and economic conditions. The Condition of the Working Class in England is a study of the industrial working class in Victorian England. It was written during Engels's stay in Manchester, the city at the heart of the Industrial Revolution,. In Hard Times, the fictional town was modeled on Manchester. Towns such as these helped to produce the wealth, but the cost in human happiness was great. Dickens expose the bad state of relations between factory employers and their employees. Mary Barton is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story also deals with the difficulties faced by the Victorian working class. It conveys contemporary concerns about the destructive effects of industrialisation. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics.